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One-board up for re-vote on May 11

Posted on April 12, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes and Addison residents will decide on Tuesday, May 11, whether to change their minds on supporting unification of the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union under one-board governance.

Both towns joined Ferrisburgh, Panton and Waltham in voting by wide margins on March 2 to back the switch, but Vergennes and Addison petitioners successfully requested second votes.

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Lincoln voters consider school budget

Posted on April 5, 2010 |
By Kathryn Flagg



LINCOLN — School board officials in Lincoln last week warned a proposed 2010-2011 school year spending plan after a vote on the budget was put on hold at the town’s annual meeting in early March.

The new spending plan calls for $1,609,535 in expenditures. According to Addison Northeast Supervisory Union business manager, the educational spending in the budget is virtually unchanged from the $1.4 million figure presented to the town in early March.

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Addison voters will reconsider one board

Posted on April 5, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON — Addison residents will join Vergennes voters in reconsidering the Town Meeting Day decision to approve changing governance of the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union to a one-board system.

Addison residents voted, 197-138, or 59-41 percent, on March 2, in favor of one-board governance, which would replace the current eight-board system. Three of the current boards — the Vergennes, Panton and Waltham ID boards — are set to dissolve in July regardless.

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Mount Abe fights poor state ranking

Posted on April 1, 2010 |
By Kathryn Flagg



BRISTOL — Administrators and some community members at Mount Abraham Union High School are balking at the school’s recent appearance on a list of the state’s 10 “persistently low-achieving” schools.

The designation means Mount Abe could qualify for as much as $600,000 in federal school improvement grants, and the school board voted last week to move ahead with an application for the funding. Meanwhile, school officials have also been quick to point out that the list of low achieving schools paints an inaccurate, oversimplified picture of Mount Abe’s record of achievement.

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Bridge School marks 30th birthday, transition

Posted on April 1, 2010 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Richard Nessen still vividly recalls the day that he, his wife Kathy, and friends Gerry and Bobbi Loney decided to put into motion what had been a dream of starting a school.

“We had had a notion of starting a school together since the 1970s and one night, we just said ‘We’re going to do it.’ We gave notice at our jobs,” he said. “It was kind of like stepping off a cliff.”

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School officials mull changes in Addison Central governance

Posted on March 29, 2010 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Addison Central Supervisory Union (ACSU) board members will spend the coming weeks digesting various school district consolidation options offered up in a massive report that could lead to sweeping changes in how schools in the seven-town district are governed and managed.

It was last fall that the ACSU commissioned former Barre Superintendent Ray Proulx to study resources, enrollment trends and possible collaborations among schools within the ACSU’s seven elementary schools, middle school and high school.

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Bridport voters eye new, reduced budget

Posted on March 29, 2010 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Bridport residents will go to the polls on Tuesday, May 4, to cast votes on a proposed 2010-2011 elementary school budget that is $6,158 leaner than the spending plan that was defeated by less than 10 votes on Town Meeting Day.

Voters rejected the original budget plan of $1,336,975 by a 179-172 tally. It proved to be one of the few school budget defeats in the state but was the second year in a row that Bridport residents had rejected their elementary school spending plan.

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Report outlines ACSU merger options (with full report)

Posted on March 25, 2010 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central Supervisory Union (ACSU) could potentially run its schools more efficiently and cost-effectively by consolidating the governance of its nine schools and by merging some of its smaller elementary school districts.

Those were some of the findings in a 101-page school governance study unveiled by ACSU officials this week. The ACSU board last year commissioned retired Barre schools superintendent Raymond Proulx to perform the study as a first step in determining what, if any changes should be made to streamline operations within the union.

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Computers key to student collaboration

Posted on March 25, 2010 |
By Kathryn Flagg



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BRISTOL — A Bristol educator is among a team of teachers statewide making a push to reform the way technology is used in Vermont classrooms.

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Monkton school hires principal

Posted on March 25, 2010 |
By Kathryn Flagg



MONKTON — Bristol resident and Williston elementary school teacher Susan Stewart will be taking the helm at Monkton Central School next year in the wake of the retirement of longtime principal Rich Jessup.

Jessup, who has worked at the elementary school for 20 years, retired on medical leave this past fall. Interim principals Richard Schattman and Edorah Frazer have led the school this year, but the Monkton school board decided to offer Stewart the full-time job as a permanent replacement at a board meeting last week.

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